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Posts published in June 2015

Thoughts While Shaving

I recently was in the company of a young lady celebrating her 16th birthday… and it brought back memories about one of my early memorable birthdays.…

This Day in History – June 10

1639—1st American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington, Delaware) 1652—In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America. 1760—NY passes 1st effective law regulating…

Governor Pat McCrory presents Connect NC

By: Charlotte Smith The Connect NC meeting hosted by Fayetteville State University with Governor Pat McCrory brings many regional leaders together. Bladen County was represented…

Board of Education Meets for Month of June

By: Bethany Stephens The Board of Education met this Monday for their monthly session where they heard from Sarah McCabe Smith and Amy Shumacher, both…

We Are Paying Them What?

Bladen County Property Appraiser Once again this year we will be comparing Bladen County public official’s salaries with those of our neighboring counties. A reminder…

BCATA Scholarship Recipients

2015 Scholarship Recipients Announced The BCATA Scholarship Program provides financial awards annually to deserving students and teacher assistants who are pursuing higher education. The scholarship…

East Bladen Announces 3 Summer Soccer Camps

East Bladen Soccer Coach Jay Raynor has announced that the Eagles will host three soccer camps this summer. Camp Session 1 will be held June…

This Date in History – June 9

1628—1st deportation from what is now US, Thomas Morton from Mass. 1732—Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe. 1772—1st Protestant church west of Pennsylvania…

Thoughts While Shaving

Am I hearing the NC Legislature is seriously considering allowing weapons on the floor of the House and Senate?  We are searched when we enter…

Commissioners wrestles with budget 

By: Robert G. Hester Bladen County Commissioners met for another budget work session Monday evening attempting to “cut where they can” to reduce what appears…

Honoring Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Hester

The flag is flying half staff today at the Bladen County Sheriff’s Department in honor of Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Charles Hester who passed away three…

Bladenboro Middle School Honor Roll 4th Quarter 2015

5th Grade “A” Honor Roll: Tamia Barber, Cailey Collier, Hannah Davis, Hannah Kriner, Abby McLaughlin, Trent Pittman, Kylee Ward “A/B” Honor Roll: Abrien Batten, Kailey…

Elizabethtown Primary School 4th 9 weeks Honor Rolls

Elizabethtown Primary School 4th 9 weeks Honor Rolls 3rd Grade “A” Honor Roll Lee Barnes, Kaety Priest, Aldo Monroy “A/B” Honor Roll Raffeal Bradley, Linwood Britton,…

Addison Bryan Foundation 3rd Annual Toy Drive

In hopes of raising childhood cancer awareness and helping families cope with childhood cancer, Holly Brisson and First Bank in Elizabethtown are holding a toy…

Thoughts While Shaving

Bladen County Commissioners have scheduled another workshop on their  proposed 2015-16 budget.  It will be held at 6 p.m. today in their meeting room in the…

This Day in History—-June 8

1786—Commercially made ice cream 1st advertised (Mr. Hall, NYC) 1789—James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the US House of Representatives. 1824—Washing machine…

Thoughts While Shaving

Saturday was one busy day in Bladen County and BladenOnline provided coverage for most… How about American Pharoah?  The first Triple Crown Winner since 1978…

Success for Spring Celebration in Bladenboro

By: Charlotte Smith Boost the Boro in Bladenboro held it’s Spring Celebration this afternoon from 4 pm until 7 pm. Chicken plates, desserts, music and…

Thoughts While Shaving

Hope this has been a good week….for you… A salute to the Bladen County Law Enforcement Association….Held their first annual golf tournament Friday at Vineyard…

NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY – First Friday in June

Each year on the first Friday in June, people happily celebrate National Doughnut or Donut Day.  This day celebrates the doughnut and honors the Salvation Army…

Community pulls together, help if you can

A Bladenboro family received news no parent ever wants to hear. This week Misty and Toby Lennon received the news, their son, Ayven Lennon, has…

Hospice offers free grief program

Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a free six-week grief program, Living with grief: Growth and education groups for adults, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, July…

You Decide: Why are we eating out more?

Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension A milestone was set in January of this year. No, it wasn’t in sports, entertainment or politics –…

Thoughts While Shaving

The 1st Bladen County Law Enforcement Golf Tournament is scheduled for this morning at Vineyard Golf at White Lake.  It was postponed earlier because of…

This Day in History – June 5

1794—US Congress prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armed forces. 1861—Federal marshals seize arms & gunpowder at Du Pont works (Delaware) 1872—Republican National Convention meets…

Home Control: Add a WiFi Thermostat

By: Gordon Kinlaw (910) 862-6292 Honeywell Programmable Wifi Thermostat I finally got time to install my WiFi thermostat today. It went smoothly and took about…

Kennedy killed in vehicle accident

19 year old Hunter Kennedy of Deep Run, NC died Wednesday afternoon when his pickup  was struck by another truck that failed to stop at…

Deer management forum scheduled June 18 at BCC

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has scheduled a public form June 18 at Bladen Community College to discuss deer management in the state. The two-hour…

N.C. blueberry crop looks to be record

Dry weather helping yields RALEIGH – Blueberry growers across North Carolina are expecting a record crop as they start harvesting for the season, thanks to…

3 men charged in hog farm break-ins

Three men were arrested Monday night for a pair of break-ins at two hog farms owned by Murphy Brown Farms located south of Bladenboro, according…

This Day in History – June 4

781 BC—Oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse. 1794—Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from serving in the armed forces of foreign powers. 1845—Mexican-US war…

Rahu Purdie Signs With Lander

With his parents, coaches and teammates looking on, West Bladen’s star point guard, Rahu Purdie, made his college selection official Wednesday as he signed to…

Thoughts While Shaving

June 4th is a special day for me… My late mom’s birthday… If I had listened and obeyed… I would have faced less obstacles over…

Bladen Unemployment For April At 7.2 Percent

RALEIGH — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 89 of North Carolina’s counties in April, increased in six counties, and remained unchanged in five…

Side by side

It had been a day worth forgetting, in anyone’s book. It wasn’t just a matter of nothing going right, but a couple of fairly important…

Help for Today; Hope for Tomorrow

Southeastern Carolina Crossroads is opening/operating a wonderful new facility designed to help those who want to help themselves, do just that, through spiritual fellowship, soul…

Anna Brewer Signs To Play Softball at SCC

With her parents at her side and her coaches and teammates in attendance, East Bladen outfielder Anna Brewer signed Tuesday afternoon to continue her softball…

Thoughts While Shaving

Why do we do what we do?  Why do we work hard to provide the news to Bladen County area residents and surrounding areas…at no…

This Day in History – June 3

1781—Jack Jouett rides to warn Thomas Jefferson of British attack. 1851—1st baseball uniforms worn, NY Knickerbockers wear straw hat, white shirt & blue long trousers.…

COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY FOR YOUR BENEFIT

By: Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC Good communication is about more than just promptly taking a customer’s phone call or…

How to Manage & Arrange Apps on Your Home Screen

By: Gordon Kinlaw (910)862-6292 I’ve seen a lot of other people’s iPhone and they almost never have favorite Apps in a convenient location.  Here’s a…

Thoughts While Shaving

Technology is testing ever fiber in my body… I should not be allowed to own a computer…smile…just joking but changes are difficult… This is Tuesday,…

We Are Paying Them What?

Bladen County Tax Administrator Once again this year we will be comparing Bladen County public official’s salaries with those of our neighboring counties. A reminder…

This Day in History – June 2

1835—P.T. Barnum & his circus begin 1st tour of US. 1851—1st US alcohol prohibition law enacted (Maine) 1857—James Gibbs, Virginia, patents chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine.…

Thoughts While Shaving

June 1, 2015….wow…The first 5 months of this year have ‘raced’ by… For seniors in our high schools, congratulations… Welcome to the real world… lots…

HCA Middle School Awards

On the last day of school for Harrells Christian Academy Middle School students, a special awards ceremony was held to honor the students in grades…

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